The Dodge County Farm Technology Days Family Living committee is selling pine benches built by Hustisford High School Technical Education students. The bench is not only a fundraiser to benefit youth in Dodge County, but it also provides seating throughout the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days grounds.
The students are making 30 benches that will be distributed throughout the grounds. They are 54 inches long and the seats are curved for comfort.
The benches are sturdy with curved boards that add character to the creation. All parts are hand cut, glued, and screwed together. Screw holes are plugged with hand-made wood plugs.
The task of building the benches started as a project of the Hustisford FFA when students looked for ways to help out at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, hosted by Dodge County, July 21-23. The FFA members enlisted the help of the technology instructor, Kyle Bliefernicht, who has been staying after school to work with FFA members and other volunteers.
They purchased the lumber at a discounted price from a local lumber processor, Hanson & Leja Lumber Company who's been very supportive of the project.
"You have to see them to realize the quality that goes into these benches," says Judy Frohling who is handling orders for the bench. "They are very sturdy and well-built and something that will last for many years."
The benches are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling Frohling at 920-261-1589. Customers are asked to pay $175 for the benches in advance and then pick them up at the close of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days show at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 23.